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Wild piece of furniture

A wild piece of furniture for clients with multiple leisure activities, such as sport climbing and special beer tastings. All activities have been brought together in one compact slice of furniture that is fitted between the walls, ceiling and floor in the middle of the room. At the same time, several openings and cavities give a sense of lightness to this piece of furniture. A large cutout provides a view into the garden while leaving plenty of space to move around and use the room extensively. This wooden object was built together with the client. During this construction process a... Read More

A wild piece of furniture for clients with multiple leisure activities, such as sport climbing and special beer tastings. All activities have been brought together in one compact slice of furniture that is fitted between the walls, ceiling and floor in the middle of the room. At the same time, several openings and cavities give a sense of lightness to this piece of furniture. A large cutout provides a view into the garden while leaving plenty of space to move around and use the room extensively.

This wooden object was built together with the client. During this construction process a working method was chosen that is unusual to modern day architects: Instead of designing and drawing everything in advance, many of the exact measurements and proportions were deliberately left to be decided by improvisation during construction.

A tight budget forced us to look for elegant applications of cheap materials that are easy to work with. The primary structural elements are constructed of OSB, which obtained a rich dark gloss by applying a blackwash. The top surfaces, footrests and several compartments and panels are made out of multiple layers of plywood, finished with a varnish that makes them comfortable to the touch.

 

FACTS
Location: Tilburg (NL)
Program: 35 m3 multifunctional furniture
Client: private
Year: 2011
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